We asked you to help Darius Rucker spread holiday spirit this season and you delivered beyond our wildest dreams!
In November, Rucker partnered with Eventful and Toys for Tots to bring joy to children in need. One city would win a $10,000 toy donation benefitting its local Toys for Tots program – all you had to do was “Demand” your city and spread the word. The competition quickly went viral and inspired everyone involved. Darius Rucker fans came together to support Lindenhurst, N.Y. – a town devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Over 5,000 people Demanded Rucker bring his Holiday Toy Drop to the Long Island community.
On Monday, Dec. 17th, Rucker landed his sleigh at the nearest Toys “R” Us location in Carle Place, N.Y. and quickly set about filling it up with the help of a few U.S. Marines representing Toys for Tots. From bikes to board games and Barbies to basketballs, the sleigh was soon filled to the brim with toys that will make a difference in the lives of countless children this holiday. By the time he was done, Rucker had rung up a receipt nearly ten feet long!
“To see all these fans come together and “Demand” their votes be counted in an area devastated by Hurricane Sandy is just incredible,” said Darius Rucker. “It never ceases to amaze me how caring country music fans are in helping others, and together we’ll be making the holidays happier for families who really need the help.”
This act of generosity would not have been possible without the support and engagement from you, the fans. Thank you for showing your holiday spirit and helping to make a difference!